Earlier this week my pal was a funeral for a bloke who had only just left the army (although luckily for his widow technically he hadn't). He's driving a truck in his new civvy job, felt a bit unwell, pulled over and died. Heart attack at 42. Last year a soldier the same age or a smidgen younger has a heart attack in the bogs when they were adventure training in Fort William - fit bloke, massive heart attack and died. His slightly older OC, early 50's, took a big breath while watching the telly and died. So, in short, stress, electric soup, smoking and a cooked breakfast every morning really don't do you any good. The worrying thing is that phys probably disguises the underlying problem and also may dislodge the plaque on the artery walls. There was a good prog earlier this week on Radio 4 on statins and control of cholesterol. If you fit into the fit forty year old long-service smoker and drinker you might want to get your cholesterol and blood pressure checked, and if necessary take statins. Blokes in their forties should not be dying of bloody heart attacks.